Alane’s Best Brisket

This is a very good brisket recipe. I have made this twice now. The first time I did mine in the oven and the second time I used the same method below but I made my brisket in the slow cook. Regardless of what you do the recipe will turn out fantastic? 

Make sure you use a beer that you like because this recipe takes on a very strong beer flavor. I used a light beer but if you like the dark beer flavor than try that. 

I found the slow cooker to be much easier and less work than using the oven, but with the slow cooker my meat fell to pieces as you can see from the picture but in the oven it keeps its form nicely. The slow cooker meat was stringy because no matter how hard I tried to cook it the entire brisket fell to pieces. Delicious and easy! What more could you ask for?

  • 1 (4 pound) beef brisket
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans beef broth
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans French onion soup
  • 2 (12 fluid ounce) cans or bottles beer


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place a large roasting pan over medium-high heat and sear beef brisket, fat side down at first, until browned on all sides, about 3 minutes per side. Remove brisket and set aside.
  3. Place onion slices into the bottom of the roasting pan; pour 1 can beef broth, 1 can French onion soup, and 1 can beer over the onions.
  4. Lay the brisket into the roasting pan; pour remaining cans of beef broth, French onion soup, and beer over the brisket. Cover the roasting pan with a lid.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 3 hours. Remove from oven and let stand for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove cooled brisket from roasting pan and wrap tightly in aluminum foil. Pour pan juices and onion into a food storage container and cover tightly with a lid. Refrigerate beef and pan juices overnight.
  7. The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Pour pan juices and onion into a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  8. Unwrap the brisket, cut away any visible fat, and slice thinly across the grain of the meat. Place brisket slices into the pan juices.
  9. Return to oven and bake until pan juices are thickened and meat is hot, about 45 more minutes.

Original Recipe Source

Number of Servings: 7 (fat removed)

Nutritional Information:
  • 396 calories per serving
  • 24 carbs 
  • 8 grams of fat 
  • 51 protein
  • 2 sugar

*Nutritional information found on this information will vary based on the products you use.*

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